Level 1 Agriculture (L1AGR)


Level 1 Agriculture/ Horticulture will explore many aspects of Agriculture including a study of soils, crops/pastures and livestock management. There will be an opportunity to learn and practice a variety of basic skills. The course is 40 credits over 2 years. The assessment is by Level 2 Unit Standards. It provides the background needed to study Agriculture or Agribusiness at the higher levels.

What will I learn?

Practical skills associated with Ag/ Hort (eg taking cuttings, fencing skills).

The geographic distribution of Primary Production in NZ

The impact of Ag/Hort on the environment

Soil management practices

Knowledge of livestock management

Plant, crop and pasture growing techniques

What should I have done already?

There are no prerequisites for this course

Students should have an interest in NZ Primary Production and Sciences

Assessment outline


Assessment regulations

There will be a number of theory and practical internal assessments during the year.

There is one external examination for students who seek Merit endorsement.

Work submitted late for the internally assessed standards will not be marked.

If you have a genuine reason why you are unable to submit work by the due date or are unable to take part in an assessment on the set day, then you are able to apply for an extension. This should occur prior to the due date/date of assessment, not after. Approach your subject teacher and make your case. Read the NCEA Student Handbook for more detail.

Authenticity and Appeals

These issues are dealt with by the college’s assessment procedures. Essentially all work must be your own. If you copy anything from the internet or a book, you must attribute the source of the work. Do not claim it as your own! You have the right to appeal a grade if you consider you have been treated unfairly. Read your NCEA Student Handbook for details.

Where does this course lead?

L1 Agriculture is the first year of a 2 year course which will continue in L2AGR - Level 2 Agriculture.

Indicative costs

For all indicative course costs please see the Course Costs Page.